I have a love/hate relationship with pink. Yellow and lilac rate far higher on my list of favourite “feminine” hues. Pink has always sort of meandered somewhere in the top 10 for me, mostly near the bottom. I don’t own any pink clothing, although I adore pink lipstick and pink nails, but when it comes to dressing the Baby I’m definitely conflicted. It irks me that the majority of baby girl clothes I see in stores (still!) are pink (as if girls can’t wear other colours or that boys can’t wear it at all), but on the other hand, it is a pretty colour and I don’t want to omit it from her wardrobe entirely. Of course, then I feel as if perhaps I’m being unjust to her in some ways by reinforcing existing stereotypes. Am I over-thinking this? Tell me!
All that said, lately, the “love” side of my relationship with pink has been emerging stronger and stronger in a very new avenue- interior design. It isn’t the first colour I would choose but I’ve been seeing some gorgeous, very grown-up pink rooms springing up on my Pinterest feed lately. These are not nurseries and kid spaces. These are calming rooms for grown ups to congregate in and appreciate, and sometimes, like that spectacular entry by Jonathan Berger, they’re simply showstopping, statement-making spaces full of character and personality. What I love most though is how, after that initial pop of happy surprise when you first see it, a pale pink wall will fade away into the background in a very soothing manner like the best of neutrals. Of course, if you’re using a brighter hue as a focal point then you’ll definitely achieve that wow factor too. What do you think? Is a pink interior something you would consider for your home?
Until next time,